Flow in brain aneurisms as criteria for the therapy

Aneurysms are potentially life-threateningly enlargements of arteries in the brain. About 10 of 100,000 people suffer acutely by the spontaneous ruption a aneurysms every year. About 50% of them die. There are three therapy forms': the clipping, the coiling and the stenting. The decision on the therapy form depends on the knowledge of the blood flow in the aneurysm. In this project cognitions we will determine the flow conditions in realistic geometry models of characteristic brain aneurysms in numeric and experimental examinations. The geometry models are generated from CT(computed tomography) data of patients. Furthermore the differences among the therapy forms are examined.
Head of Project:

Prof. Dr. Klaus Affeld
Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery CCM
Labor Biofluidmechanik-Forschung CVK
Tel. +49 30 450 553801
Fax +49 30 450 553938
Begin/End of Project:

01/2003- 12/2003
Funded by:

Universitäre Forschungsförderung Charité

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